Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is from a book entitled "Muffins" by Elizabeth Alston. My husband and daughter have enjoyed making these together for years.
- 2 medium oranges, well scrubbed and wiped dry
- 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 cup butter, at room temperature
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt or 1⁄2 cup buttermilk or 1⁄2 cup sour cream
- 1⁄2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 cups flour
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Grease muffin cups or use foil baking cups.
- Finely grate orange peel.
- Try to take just the orange part.
- A little white pith will probably adhere.
- Chop chocolate with large knife, or use chocolate chips.
- Using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter in a large bowl until pale and fluffy.
- Beat in eggs one at a time.
- Add orange peel.
- Add yogurt, orange juice, baking powder and baking soda.
- Mix very well.
- Batter will be quite liquid.
- Sprinkle flour, then chocolate, over batter.
- Fold gently, just enough to blend flour.
- Scoop the batter into muffin cups.
- Bake 15 to 25 minutes, until golden brown and springy to touch.
- Let cool on wire rack.
- Serve hot or warm.
Yummy muffins! I used chocolate chips and doubled the amount .. thanks for posting!
My family loved these. I only wish i had enough chocolate, it would hae made them taste even better.
These muffins were delicious! I couldn't quit eating them. I used vanilla yogurt, since that's what I had, and it was quite tasty. Very moist!